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Signs It's Time To Change Your Bathroom Supply Lines

12/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Signs It's Time To Change Your Bathroom Supply Lines Water damage in a Prescott Valley, AZ bathroom

Signs It's Time To Change Your Bathroom Supply Lines

If you've recently noticed a bathroom leak, it may be due to supply line damage. Unfortunately, this is not an easy or affordable problem to correct, but correcting it is necessary if you want to avoid costly secondary damage. However, if you were just thinking about your supply lines and want to know when you need to replace them, you may be in luck. Many newer piping materials are made to last—newer meaning they've been around for several decades. That said, for your peace of mind, consider the following four instances in which swapping out old pipelines with new ones would be beneficial:

  • Your pipes are old.
  • You've noticed irregularities.
  • Outside forces are at play.
  • You're remodeling.

If any of the above apply to your pipes, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have them inspected for supply line damage.

Age

"Age is but a number," they say, which is true for humans but not so true for homes and the materials of which they're made. If your pipes are made of PVC, they'll only last 25 to 40 years. However, if they're made of galvanized steel, you can expect to get up to 80 to 100 years of use out of them without so much as a supply line leak.

Irregularities

A person can be young and still have health issues, and so too can your supply lines. If you notice irregularities, such as a bathroom leak, stains or discoloration, your pipes may be in trouble.

Roots

If a giant tree sits close to your house, you need watch the roots. If the roots reach beneath your home, there's a good chance that your supply lines, and your home's structure, will be compromised.

Remodel

You may not need to replace your supply lines now, but if you're remodeling your home and have the funds to do so, it wouldn't hurt to invest in new pipes. Remember, newer supply lines are made to last up to 100 years and often come with lifetime warranties.

Whether or not you suspect supply line damage, it's a good idea to have your pipes inspected periodically. If you don't, you may become well acquainted with your Prescott Valley, AZ, water damage remediation team.

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